Master of Arts (M.A.)

Curriculum & Instruction

In-Person 30 major credits * 2 years

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Meet one night per week from 4:45 - 8:45p

2 year completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE or admission tests

No weekend classes

Goals and Focus of the Program

The Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program focuses on curriculum development, teaching strategies, and integration of technology into teaching throughout the curriculum. Candidates will gain in-depth knowledge of the relationship between teaching and learning as well as how to use that knowledge in developing curriculum. There are courses to develop the student-centered, backward-designed curriculum plans intended to meet the needs of all students including second language learners and special needs students as well as courses on learning styles, assessment, reading, and using technology to create a backdrop for developing appropriate student-centered curriculum plans.

Program Design

The Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program follows a cohort model where students meet one night per week from 4:45 – 8:45pm. The duration of the program is approximately two years, including almost 18 months of coursework followed by the comprehensive examination.


Candidates in the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program must have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.50, a valid Connecticut Teaching License, one-year of full-time, contracted teaching experience, and access to a classroom and students throughout the duration of the program to fulfill field study requirements.

Degree Requirements and Career Outcome

The degree requirements for this program are successful completion of program’s respective courses (listed below) and a passing score on the comprehensive exam taken after all coursework is complete. Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction. This is not a certificate, licensure or endorsement program.

Plan of Study

CourseTitleStart WeekEnd WeekHours
EDUC 524
Instruction and Curriculum
Aug. 26, 2019
Oct. 14, 2019
EDUC 556
Curriculum Development
Oct. 21, 2019
Dec. 9, 2019
EDUC 537
Reflective Practitioner
Jan. 6, 2020
Feb. 24, 2020
EDUC 534
Assessment for Learning
Mar. 2, 2020
Apr. 27, 2020
EDUC 511
Educational Issues: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
May 4, 2020
Jun. 22, 2020
EDUC 535
English Language Learners
Aug. 31, 2020
Oct. 19, 2020
EDUC 565
Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Arts
Oct. 26, 2020
Dec. 14, 2020
EDUC 536
Technology for Learning
Jan. 4, 2021
Feb. 22, 2021
SPEC 539
Curriculum and Instruction: Adaptive Strategies
Mar. 1, 2021
Apr. 26, 2021
EDUC 515
Educational Research
May 3, 2021
Jun. 21, 2021
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

*The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.

Anticipated Comprehensive Exam Date: July 2021